Submitted by EBTpickle 194d ago | news

Wii U Gamepad Support Is Coming To PC

A group of talented hackers have successfully engineered the Wii U gamepad for full PC support. (PC)

adventureghost124  +   194d ago
Gabenbrah  +   194d ago
And this is exactly why I love PC gaming.
Einhert  +   194d ago
non open source gamers seem pretty jelly judging by the disagrees
zeal0us  +   194d ago
You love PC gaming because a group figure out a way to get the WiiU gamepad to work on PC?

I figure someone would love PC gaming because of mod support, cheaper priced games and or high-end graphics.
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LAWSON72  +   194d ago
mod support will be the thing to make this gamepad useful
Necro_559  +   194d ago
Games are not cheaper on PC, there are just more frequent deals and specials.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   194d ago
TOO BAD you have to buy a Wii U for the gamepad
MedusaHeadOnMe  +   194d ago
Or just buy a cheap one on craigslist ....
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_QQ_  +   194d ago
I think he has Wiiu already.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   194d ago

My post was just for him. It for anyone.

Unless the said retail or someone selling it separately but not shipped units.

On Xmas Eve I saw a Wii U and Gamepad tied up in plastic at GameStop. No box no accessories or cable with it.
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NeoTribe  +   194d ago
You cant buy a wii pad alone? Would if it breaks?
i up voted you.
_QQ_  +   194d ago
imagine playing pc games on the gamepad,That would pretty much make PC/Wiiu combo the absolute best combo of the gen.
ape007  +   194d ago
i might come off as a troll, lose a bubble, get off topic but i gotta say this

PC is like fantastic painkiller, a real savior for fanboys to troll other consoles/owners they feel threatened/insecure by

Example 1: sony fanboys "I can buy Titanfall/gears on PC"......while they buy all multiplats on Ps3

Example 2: Nintendo Fanboys "u attack my wiiu huh, u think my wiiu is weak and have no 3rd party support, guess what, PC kills your nextgen" ...........while buying multiplats on wiiu and claim gfx doesn't matter and that there is no nextgen leap

yes people, we smell trolls miles away , we're not that dumb LoL
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Qrphe  +   194d ago
You're limited by the low res of the gamepad, but it's pretty good for playing emulators.
RadioActiveTwinky  +   194d ago
Well slap me silly and call my Suzy. Can't wait to get my dirty little hands on this mod/hack.
Some steam support maybe???
BlackWolf  +   194d ago
If it streams the pc image directly to the GamePad, it should be possible to play Steam games on it, as well!
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LAWSON72  +   194d ago
Valve will not be backing this like something like Oculus Rift so I doubt it, not only because the product is not intended for anything except the Wii U and the thing is not even sold seperately. This thing having any use on PC will be done by hackers and modders not developers (except maybe some indie devs) or Valve.
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Lon3wolf  +   193d ago
Valve do not have to approve or endorse this at all, it is just a way of displaying and controlling games no IP infringement is being done. It is up to you how you display and control your Steam games. Yes support etc. will be shonky but if it works I am very interested as games like ff7 SHOULD look better on that pad than a 24" monitor.
Spurg  +   194d ago
I wished it were for real...Nintendo will find a way to block this.
LAWSON72  +   194d ago
Yeah because it effects them and Wii U owners so negatively.
MidnytRain  +   194d ago
Yup. They're known for it. Didn't they try to shut down several fan projects related to Smash Bros?
RIP_Cell  +   194d ago
why? people would have to buy a Wii U gamepad
Sniperwithacause  +   194d ago
That is pretty nifty. Kinda off topic, but does any know when Nintendo are going to sell the game pad separate? It's been over a year now!
AKR  +   194d ago
They only do that if you own a Wii U console and the controller gets damaged or lost.

It's very expensive to manufacture, you know. Besides; there are no games that support 2 Gamepads yet, so there's no incentive for them to do it anyway.
Sniperwithacause  +   193d ago
I understand that, but the way my kids have treated the game pad since last Christmas is sure it is on its last stand.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   194d ago
cool stuff. this is interesting and could be amazing
_QQ_  +   194d ago
This may be amazing. now hopefully i can play my steam games on the gamepad,
as long as they buy the console to get the game pad,an no wii u emulators show up until after the wii u's life cycle, i'm fine with it.
what if nintendo made there own nintendo brand steambox with a game pad & the same disc drive as the wii u. nintendo could have it run the steam OS for third party games, and a custom version of the wii u OS for nintendo games. to do something like this nintendo would have to completely give up the idea of making money off of third party softwear.
Agent_hitman  +   194d ago
RIP Nvidia shield, you're too expensive
plmkoh  +   194d ago
Why, at $249, if PC game streaming was your purpose that'll be the best way to do it.
kingduqc  +   194d ago
And that's why nintendo is irrelevant as far as hardware goes. in 2-3 year there will be an emulator for the console itself and we won't have to deal with low res games. Thwey should just become a software company really.
AKR  +   194d ago
So because some hackers were able to get the Gamepad to be able to function through Windows - that makes Nintendo irrelevant?

You can use an XBOX One controller on PC. DS4 too. Does that make MS or Sony irrelevant too? No, of course not.

What makes you think there's going to be an emulator for Wii U? Are you the one building it? PS3 and 360 are nearly 10-years old; and there's yet to be an emulator for them to this day.

Nintendo already said they have no intention to go software-only, and why would they any time soon? They're doing financially better than both the XBOX and PlayStation divisions of MS and Sony. They're sitting on literal billions in the bank - a stash that's growing. And seeing that Wii U sales are rising, due to the release of some big titles - with even more on the way - you think it's going anywhere sometime soon?

Try again.
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Deadpoolio  +   193d ago
LOL sales are not going up thanks to big name titles....They literally have NONE besides Mario 3d world, the 3rd Mario game in a year BTW...And again NO since you delusional Nintendo nuts don't seem to get it, the average consumer doesn't care what is coming down the road. They care about what can they buy RIGHT NOW, and that's not super niche titles like Pikmen 3, Flopderful 101, ports they can get on systems they already own with the Wii U port not being any better than the PS3/360 ports.....Average consumers are going to get Zelda maybe the 3 mario games and then they're done, somehow when Sony and MS have sold half of the Wii U user base I wouldn't say Nintendo is doing outstanding....

You people just don't seem to get they got extremely lucky with the Wii grandma and soccer mom bought one, they are NOT coming back they don't care about the tablet craze or Nintendo in general they wanted the hip wrist flicking bowling game and the exercise board
Lon3wolf  +   193d ago
So 1080p games are low res ones now then?
strigoi814  +   194d ago
now all you guys need is to buy a wiiU?
oIITSBIIo  +   194d ago
All we need now is Wii U emulator .
AKR  +   193d ago
See you in 30 years
Linchpin  +   194d ago
All that hate in the past year for that pad and now SUDDENLY people are interested *smh*
ps4lifesucka  +   193d ago
i see the title of the article and think that's cool... you losers see it and think "awesome something to fight with strangers about" this is why ppl hate gamers

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